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Security Engineering Manager , Stores Application Security

Job ID: 2665710 | Services LLC


Amazon is continuously innovating new services and features for our customers. Our engineers invent, build, and sometimes break things to make them easier, faster, better, and more cost-effective. However, no matter what we’re building – from websites to web services, AR to AI, drones to devices – security is always our top priority. The Amazon Application Security team focuses on working with our builders to provide experiences that our customers can trust. That means constantly learning new things and solving complex problems to protect the safety, security, and privacy of billions of lives on a global scale.

At Amazon, you’ll be working with the best minds in technology and security. Learn and be curious here, and accelerate your career growth. You can take pride in knowing that your work is meaningful, having a positive impact on others and making the world a better place.

We are looking for an experienced security leader to join the Application Security team. As a security leader, you will own building and managing a team of security engineers, fostering a strong team culture. You should know how to prioritize, communicate clearly and compellingly, and understand how to drive a high level of focus and excellence with a strong team. Passion and discipline around cloud computing is critical, as is a high level of ownership and accountability.

As a manager on our team, you will lead a team of top-notch application security engineers to solve interesting security challenges that arise when Amazon invents new technologies. You’ll help them develop their skills and their careers as you tackle those challenges and contribute to Amazon’s overall security and privacy strategy.

Key job responsibilities
- You will lead, manage, and develop a team of Security Engineers and Technical Program Managers responsible for Application Security (AppSec) of Amazon services.
- You will lead the strategic direction and evolution of the Application Security review team/s, including setting goals and establishing priorities.
- You will set the direction for the team by driving strategic initiatives, influencing leadership, key stakeholders, and partnering with teams throughout Amazon.
- You will develop a healthy and collaborative culture and enable the team to deliver results.
- You will lead effective teamwork, communication, collaboration and commitment across multiple disparate groups with competing priorities.
- You will improvements to internal program and process.
- You will write and deliver high-quality documents for technical and non-technical audiences.
- You will drive the adoption of security processes, automation, and tooling to improve operational efficiency.

About the team
About Amazon Security:

Diverse Experiences
Amazon Security values diverse experiences. Even if you do not meet all of the qualifications and skills listed in the job description, we encourage candidates to apply. If your career is just starting, hasn’t followed a traditional path, or includes alternative experiences, don’t let it stop you from applying.

Why Amazon Security?
At Amazon, security is central to maintaining customer trust and delivering delightful customer experiences. Our organization is responsible for creating and maintaining a high bar for security across all of Amazon’s products and services. We offer talented security professionals the chance to accelerate their careers with opportunities to build experience in a wide variety of areas including cloud, devices, retail, entertainment, healthcare, operations, and physical stores.

Inclusive Team Culture
In Amazon Security, it’s in our nature to learn and be curious. Ongoing DEI events and learning experiences inspire us to continue learning and to embrace our uniqueness. Addressing the toughest security challenges requires that we seek out and celebrate a diversity of ideas, perspectives, and voices.

Training & Career Growth
We’re continuously raising our performance bar as we strive to become Earth’s Best Employer. That’s why you’ll find endless knowledge-sharing, training, and other career-advancing resources here to help you develop into a better-rounded professional.

Work/Life Balance
We value work-life harmony. Achieving success at work should never come at the expense of sacrifices at home, which is why we strive for flexibility as part of our working culture. When we feel supported in the workplace and at home, there’s nothing we can’t achieve.


- 5+ years of experience leading, managing & developing high performance teams.
- 3+ years of progressive experience within a software security team or similar operating environment with in-depth understanding of application security assessment methodologies such threat modeling, secure design reviews, secure code review, and penetration testing.
- BA/BS in computer science, information security, related discipline, or equivalent work experience.


- Hands-on knowledge of information security technologies such as security design review, threat modeling, secure code review, risk analysis, and penetration testing.
- Experience with multiple programming languages (such as, Java, Python, Perl, Scala, etc.)
- Experience with vulnerability risk and impact assessment.
- Experience in driving large, cross-organization initiatives.
- Ability to make concrete progress in the face of ambiguity and imperfect knowledge (avoid “analysis paralysis”).

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $157,600/year in our lowest geographic market up to $272,400/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.